Mathieu Debuchy: "The supporters have been absolutely fantastic. They welcomed me with open arms.
"To hear your name chanted during a game gives you a huge boost. Of course, the fans are very important, especially here at Newcastle.
"They are the 12th man on the pitch, as they say.
"Overall, we have done well as a team.
"We feel very well prepared. We have done the right sort of preparation, so I think we have a good chance this season."